Game maker Activision has signed Ice Cube and
a variety of West coast hip-hop artists to provide tracks for the upcoming game,
True Crime: Streets of L.A.
Ice Cube, Mack 10, WC, E-40, EZ E Jr., KAM and
187 (Above the Law) will all provide music for the game, which is similar in
concept to the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
A double CD soundtrack will also be released
featuring the music from the game, as well as selected classic hiphop tracks.
"It is amazing to see some of hip-hop's
top West Coast artists come together to create original tracks for our game,"
Chris Archer, executive producer, Activision Worldwide Studios said. "Hiphop
music is the voice of the urban lifestyle and capturing the gritty, raw sounds
of the streets is an essential part of the True Crime: Streets of LA gaming
The game features almost 250 square miles of
Los Angeles for players to fight, drive and shoot through as they fight the Russian
and Chinese mafia and embark on a variety of missions.
True Crime already features the voices of such
celebrities as Christopher Walken, Gary Oldham and Michael Madsen.
"This video game has all the action of
a hardcore action film -- Ain't nothing soft about it and Ain't nothing soft
about the sound track," added Bigg Swoop, President and CEO of Vybe Squad
Records, the label that pulled the artists together and that is issuing the
True Crime: Streets of LA will be available
this fall for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and Nintendo's GameCube.